Time for something completely different!!! What do you think of this dress? I was sent this by the folks at @bloomingjelly, a retailer on Amazon, who asked me to give an honest review as they are trying to improve their line. I was a bit nervous as I wasn't sure what the dress would be like in real life - it looked lovely in the picture, but I have been stung by other companies on Amazon before - however I have been incredibly pleasantly surprised. It is made from a beautiful, soft, stretchy and weighty fabric, and I'd say it is very true to size - it is sized according to an Asian size chart, so I sized up, but I honestly don't think this was necessary. The zip is beautifully smooth and there are no loose threads. I am no snob as you know - some of my favourite outfits on here are from supermarkets - and I genuinely think this is a great budget option. Blooming Jelly are not a specific vintage-style company, but I think the quality of this dress is easily comparable to many of the repro dresses I have bought from other brands, and I really feel you can't go wrong considering the price - £15.99!!!!! Here I've styled it with my @dolcegabbana velvet heels (my pride and joy!!!! Who says you can't mix designer and affordable fashion!!?!), a 1950s green diamante tennis bracelet that belonged to my grandmother and classic pearls from my great aunt. A @besamecosmetics lipstick in "Victory Red" tops it all off. The only things I really feel could be improved are the size range (it is currently only available up to a UK 14 - I think this dress would look wonderful on all bodies), and perhaps a long sleeved version suitable for cool weather would be nice, along with some more colour options (I'm thinking deep jewel tones - purple, emerald green, navy blue....) I was supplied with the dress but all opinions here are entirely my own - I hope this has been useful. Let me know if you'd like to see me review more things! I'll probably put some more photos in my stories.
Photo by my other half (it felt very odd not doing this in a mirror...) #honestreview #fashionreviews #retro #retrofashion #bloomingjelly #amazonfashion #amazon #vintage #vintagestyle #vintagefashion #pinup